Jalis were originally made of wood, but the emperors of the Mughal dynasty who ruled India from the 16th to the 19th centuries paired the jali technology with the beautiful geometric designs typical of Islamic sandstone carvings to create a new, signature architectural element.
Music used in this episode:
Maadu Meikum Kann
Composed by Oothukkadu Venkata Kavi
Performed by Aruna Sairam